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Start Your Meal Off Right with Appetizers at Tricky Fish

Relaxed, casual, and effortlessly delicious – that’s the kind of food you’ll find here at Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas. And that doesn’t just apply to our entrees! Each of our menu items – whether it’s a starter, salad, brunch item, or even dessert, is carefully selected before finding a coveted spot on our menu. Take a look at a few of our delicious starters you’re sure to love:


Gravy Fries


Let’s start with a crowd favorite! You came to Tricky Fish with a group of buddies, and we can’t think of a better way to start your meal than with a few orders of gravy fries! Freshly cut fries are topped in creamy beef gravy, tomatoes, green onions, and cheese. It’s the stuff French fry dreams are made of.


Kitchen Sink Gumbo


True to our southern roots, the Tricky Fish Cajun-style gumbo is always a crowd pleaser. Our Kitchen Sink Gumbo is so hearty it also makes a wonderful entrée, loaded with shrimp, chicken, Andouille sausage, fish, and rice.   


Peel & Eat Shrimp


Fresh seafood shines throughout our menu, and the Peel & Eat Shrimp is no exception! What’s not to love about succulent, juicy shrimp served with cocktail sauce?! Order by the dozen.


Gulf Oysters


Fresh oysters on the half shell are hard to come by, but at Tricky Fish, you can trust that ours are quality! We source only the best Gulf oysters in Dallas, and even in the off season when the weather is warm, we order only Gold Band Oysters. Gold Band Oysters undergo a specialty high pressure wash that kills any bacteria in the oyster, all while maintaining its quality and flavor.


Getting hungry? Join us at the best new restaurant in Richardson, Texas – Tricky Fish – for brunch, lunch, dinner, happy hour, or late night drinks and appetizers.

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Celebrate the Holidays with Tricky Fish!

One of our favorite things about the holiday season is the extra hustle and bustle around CityLine. Special events, shoppers everywhere, and festive decor – it’s a great time to visit Cityline in Richardson, Texas.


Better yet – come spend some time with us at Tricky Fish! Whether you need a break from your holiday shopping or had a stressful workday with the year-end wrap-up, our southern comfort food and craft beer is sure to ease your stress levels.


Gift Card Specials for the Holiday Season

Looking for the perfect gift for just about anyone on your list? Why not treat them to a night out at Tricky Fish with Tricky Fish gift cards! From handcrafted cocktails to impeccable scratch kitchen cooking in Richardson, Tricky Fish aims to please. And for a limited time, for every $25 you spend in Tricky Fish gift cards, we will reward you with a $5 bonus card! Give a gift and then treat yourself – it’s a no brainer.


Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots is an incredible organization, providing Christmas gifts to those who are less fortunate during the holiday season. Each toy collected is given back to children in the community it was donated in! Tricky Fish Richardson is proud to be a drop off location for Toys for Tots this holiday season. Bring your new, unwrapped gifts to Tricky Fish and help us spread the holiday cheer! This season, Hasbro has agreed to match each toy given to Toys for Tots with another toy donation – so your donation goes even further.

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Not interested in giving a gift card? Why not give the gift of experience and take someone to an upcoming class at Tricky Fish! We offer cocktail classes and tasting events that are sure to please even the pickiest recipient.


Soak up some Holiday Cheer at Merry Market in Cityline on December 9th!  When you get a little cold from all of the outdoor activities, you can come on in and warm up with some of our Kitchen Sink Gumbo and  a delicious cocktail!


We can’t wait to celebrate the season with you at Tricky Fish, your favorite new restaurant in Richardson!



Join us for Upcoming CityLine Events in Richardson, Texas!

At Tricky Fish, we absolutely love being a part of the CityLine community! CityLine – perfectly situated near the intersection of President George Bush Turnpike and Central Expressway (Highway 75) in Richardson, Texas – is always having events and classes that make this big suburb feel small. And that’s what we’re all about – indulging in the simple life. Here are a few upcoming Richardson holiday events you won’t want to miss:


CityLine’s First Merry Market & Festival

December 9: Noon-7pm


We are so excited for CityLine’s first annual Merry Market & Festival! Join Tricky Fish for brunch, and then peruse all the festival has to offer. (Or you can even visit us for lunch and dinner during the festival!)


There will be booths galore, filled with holiday gift ideas from local artisans and vendors, activities for the kids, free hot cocoa and cookies, free donuts, live music all day long, and so much more! It’s a fun-filled event you can bring the whole family in for!  This event is absolutely free, and the perfect chance to add a little holiday cheer to your busy schedule.


Prohibition Day: Old Style Cocktail Class at Tricky Fish

December 5: 7-10pm


Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone or an amazing date night idea? We’ve got just the thing! Join us at Tricky Fish for an amazing night as we harken back to the 1930s with Prohibition style cocktail lessons! Bonus points if you dress in Prohibition-era clothing. It’s going to be a fun night, and you won’t want to miss it! And hey – you might even learn a thing or two! Register on the CityLine website today, as space is limited.


Can’t make it to these upcoming events? No problem! There are always plenty of events going on at CityLine. Check the CityLine website often for updates on all the latest events. At Tricky Fish, we love hosting Richardson wine tastings, beer tastings and mixology classes, so be sure to stay tuned for more of those in the future as well.

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Fall Favorites at Tricky Fish Richardson

Who’s hungry? Tricky Fish is bringing you the fall dishes you are craving! You’re talking and we’re listening: We love bringing you the simple-yet-delicious flavors that are quintessentially southern. It’s comfort food reimagined with fresh ingredients and a farm-to-table atmosphere that can’t be beat. Here are a few of our top menu picks for Fall:

Shrimp Linguine

Tricky Fish does seafood right, and the shrimp linguine is no exception. We start with a bed of al dente linguini, then drench it in a bourbon sherry cream sauce with roasted tomatoes and scallions. Add the shrimp, and it’s the cherry on top. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better shrimp pasta around!

Fried Shrimp & Oyster Grits

Joining us for brunch? Then you’ll love the Fried Shrimp & Oyster Grits! It’s exactly what it sounds like: country fried oyster and shrimp sit atop a bed of cheesy grits loaded with bacon and corn – and we’ll even add a fried egg and Shiner Bock BBQ sauce to boot.

Shrimp Salad Farmhouse Burger

Yes – it’s new to our menu this fall, and already getting rave reviews! What’s on a shrimp salad farmhouse burger? You get the all-natural beef patty, lettuce, tomato, crispy fried onion straws, fried shrimp, cheddar cheese, and a fried egg. Yall – everything is bigger in Texas and this thing is huge!

Kitchen Sink Gumbo

As the saying goes…everything is in this gumbo BUT the kitchen sink! Chow down on shrimp, fish, chicken, and Andouille sausage gumbo over delicious white rice. It’s a Cajun favorite we just can’t live without this Fall!

If you’re looking for the best Richardson restaurant to enjoy a casual – yet gourmet – meal, come by Tricky Fish this week. You’ll love the vibe and all of our Fall dishes! Don’t forget to order a handcrafted cocktail to go with your meal!

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Join Tricky Fish For Richardson Happy Hour Specials!

Raise your hand if you’re ready for Richardson happy hour!

Let’s see all the hands in the air because happy hour is our favorite hour of the day! Especially when our Happy Hour lasts ALL NIGHT and is EVERY DAY - even Saturday and Sunday!

And really, you don’t have any excuse not to join us. I mean, not really. Let us explain.

Reason #1 – Convenience

Tricky Fish is conveniently located in CityLine, a sprawling, thriving urban hub right off of Highway 75 in Richardson, Texas. Chances are, we’re on your way home from work, so it’s really no trouble at all for you to drop in, grab and drink or two, and then head home. Sure, you might be a few minutes later getting home… just pretend traffic was a little worse that day.

Reason #2 – Cheap Drinks

So this should really be reason numero uno because who doesn’t love cheap drinks?! Join us any weekday from 5pm to close to get the following amazing happy hour specials in Richardson:

·     $2-3 Draft Beer

·     $4-7 Wine by the Glass

·     $5-7 Craft Cocktails

We don’t want to brag or anything, but the drinks and selection at Tricky Fish really are impressive. This isn’t your average happy hour. And getting high-quality, handcrafted beverages at these prices… it’s a no brainer. But don’t take our word for it. Check out the full menu of featured cocktails and more on our website here to see what’s available.

Reason #3 – Stellar Starters

Use all that money you saved on drinks to indulge in one of our amazing starters. Peel and eat shrimp is always a winner, or maybe you’re more of a gravy fries kind of guy/gal. No matter what your tastes, our small bites are perfect Happy Hour munchies.

We hope to see you this week at Tricky Fish for Happy Hour! Remember: 5pm-close, Monday-Friday. It’s the only place for the best happy hour in Richardson, Texas!

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Tricky Fish Awarded Best of Richardson Awards

Whew! What an amazing ride it’s been so far!

With our Richardson restaurant just a year old, it is exciting to see how far we have come so far! And we could not have gotten here without YOU! Thank YOU for visiting our quaint little restaurant, thank YOU for telling your friends to come check it out, and thank YOU for coming back! It’s our pleasure to serve you!

We were especially honored when we found out that Richardson Living Magazine awarded us not one – but two – Best Bites Awards for 2017!

·     Best New Restaurant Richardson – Tricky Fish

·     Best Happy Hour Richardson – Tricky Fish

Awards are based on your votes and we can’t THANK YOU enough for putting our name in the hat!

At Tricky Fish, our goal is to offer the best experience possible, serving food that’s simple, fresh, and delicious. Mixing cocktails with only the highest quality ingredients and unique flavor combinations. Creating a brunch that will start your weekend off right. We’ve learned that when it comes to being the best, it’s all in the details.

Come by Tricky Fish this week to experience what makes us the Best New Restaurant in Richardson! You can try the best happy hour in Richardson, or maybe you would like to try our delicious lunch and dinner menu.

Start your meal with our Gulf Oysters on the Half Shell, then try our ever popular Tillamook Mac N Cheese with Shrimp, and lastly, finish the meal with a French Toast Sundae (bread pudding, peaches, vanilla ice cream, and bourbon sauce – yum!). Don’t forget about our extensive menu of craft beer, wine, and carefully handcrafted cocktails.

See you this week at Tricky Fish in Richardson’s CityLine and thanks again for helping us become the best new restaurant and best happy hour in Richardson, Texas!

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